Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a "Data Scientist" with a working title Information Systems Associate III/Information Systems Specialist to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
Investigators leading the Ocean Twilight Zone (OTZ) project at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) seek a data scientist/software developer to join their team. The new team member will be part of a journey to explore and understand one of Earth's hidden frontiers. Exploration of the OTZ combines exacting science, innovative technology, and broad engagement to turn knowledge into actions that improve understanding of the planet and how to live sustainably on it. The OTZ project will integrate interdisciplinary science, technology, and engagement to explore and study the ocean's mesopelagic realm.
The successful candidate for this position will assist the OTZ team with designing and implementing a multi faceted open data platform aimed at enabling key stakeholders to rapidly access scientific data, conduct analyses, and make interpretations. Expected stakeholders include scientists, policy makers, and the general public. Long range objectives for the data platform include raising awareness about ocean issues and promoting means for stakeholders to crowd-source new content and capabilities, as well as to transition knowledge into conservation approaches that promote healthy ocean ecosystems. Occasional sea duty is required.
Assume responsibility for leadership of a variety of software development and maintenance projects related to applying computer and information technologies to enable the collection, documentation, analysis, visualization, and distribution of geographic and oceanographic data, information, and knowledge.
Apply software engineering best practices such as revision control, defensive programming, automatedtesting, and continuous integration.
Interact effectively with scientific and engineering collaborators.
Assist OTZ team with identifying and implementing data and information management best practices.
Participate in use case development and requirements gathering.
Perform installation and maintenance on a variety of software systems such as operating systems,database applications, virtual machines, and software test environments
Work effectively and collaboratively with diverse team members.
As deemed necessary by supervisor
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Bachelor's in computer science/engineering, information science, and/or physical science
5 years of relevant experience
Demonstrated ability to work with scientists and engineers; strong written and verbal communication
DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
M.S. in computer science/engineering, information science, and/or physical science
7-10 years of relevant experience, including with oceanographic data
This position is mostly sedentary. Visual abilities to include near. Other physical tasks include use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation. Other occupational requirements include talking, working around others, independently, and with others. Physical duties are subject to change.
SEA DUTY CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTIONS:
May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. Modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.
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Internal Number: 3451544
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